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Six months after arrest men charged over guns

Six months after arrest men charged over guns

| 15/12/2017
(CNS): Two men who were arrested six months ago on the shoreline in South Sound, George Town, over two guns and ammunition have now been charged and are due in court today. The men, aged 21 and 27, both from Bodden Town, were said to have been in possession of two semi-automatic handguns (a 9mm [&he [...]

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Cooperation helps woman avoid jail over loaded gun

Cooperation helps woman avoid jail over loaded gun

| 14/12/2017 | 3 Comments
(CNS): A local woman who was facing a serious firearms charge walked away from court Thursday, after a judge found exceptional circumstances as a result of her cooperation and assistance to the police. Juliette Latham (29) from Newlands evaded what could have been a mandatory jail term of seven year [...]

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Violent men face long jail terms in feud case

Violent men face long jail terms in feud case

| 14/12/2017 | 36 Comments
(CNS): Malik Mothen from West Bay has been sentenced to 13 years in jail and his co-defendant, Kashwayne Hewitt, a Jamaican national, received a 12-year term for a violent attack and shooting outside the Fete nightclub in February. The men were both found guilty Thursday of attacking and shooting Da [...]

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New York judge cuts ex-CIFA official’s jail time

New York judge cuts ex-CIFA official’s jail time

| 14/12/2017 | 10 Comments
(CNS): The former general secretary of the Cayman Islands Football Association, Costas Takkas (61), has had his jail time cut by ten months after a federal judge in New York credited the ten months he spent behind bars in Switzerland toward the fifteen-month term handed down in October for his part [...]

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BT man avoids jail after punching senior cop

BT man avoids jail after punching senior cop

| 13/12/2017 | 146 Comments
(CNS): A local man from Bodden Town avoided jail time Wednesday, after a judge suspended the ten-month sentence he was given for assaulting a senior police officer at the scene of a traffic collision in October. Seth Watler (25) wept openly as Justice Marlene Carter said she was giving him a chance [...]

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Jury acquits women in Fete shooting case

Jury acquits women in Fete shooting case

| 13/12/2017 | 39 Comments
(CNS): A jury acquitted two West Bay women of all the counts against them in what the crown had presented as a feud-fuelled gang-related case of violence against two men last February. But the five men and two women of the jury panel convicted both the male defendants of GBH with intent, although th [...]

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Ex top traffic cop charged in hit and run

Ex top traffic cop charged in hit and run

| 12/12/2017
(CNS): Inspector Adrian Barnett (53), the former chief of the RCIPS Traffic Management Unit, has been charged with a list of offences in connection with a hit-and-run on Crewe Road in June. Barnett, who lives in George Town, is facing charges of dangerous driving, driving whilst impaired, leaving th [...]

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Jury begins deliberations in nightclub shooting

Jury begins deliberations in nightclub shooting

| 12/12/2017
(CNS): A jury began deliberating on Tuesday, around 3:00 in the afternoon, in the Fete violent feud shooting case after the judge spent some four hours summarising the law and the evidence. After a long trial, the seven jurors will need to decide on a list of charges against the four defendants. The [...]

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Crown’s witnesses attacked in violent feud trial

Crown’s witnesses attacked in violent feud trial

| 12/12/2017
(CNS): Defence attorneys representing Kashwayne Hewitt and Malik and Tashika Mothen, as they addressed the jury on behalf of their clients, said the evidence given by the crown’s two key witnesses was inconsistent and implausible. The defendants are accused of trying to kill Daniel Bennett an [...]

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Suspect charged and jailed over 2lb cocaine haul

Suspect charged and jailed over 2lb cocaine haul

| 12/12/2017
(CNS): Jelyon Frederick (30) was charged with possession and intent to supply drugs and failing to supply a specimen when he appeared in Summary Court Monday accused of having 2lbs of cocaine at Owen Roberts International Airport, where he was arrested last Tuesday. Following a brief appearance, Fr [...]

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Car thieves steal Suzuki Sidekick from GT

Car thieves steal Suzuki Sidekick from GT

| 11/12/2017 | 17 Comments
(CNS): While Hondas have proved to be a firm favourite among local car thieves, this weekend the auto bandits turned their attention to a Suzuki Sidekick, which they stole from Main Street in George Town between 8am on Wednesday, 6 December, and 7:30am Friday 8 December. The blue car, registration 1 [...]

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